Monday, June 8, 2009

Tour Eiffel

Nice atmosphere in the hotel's breakfast room,
Brahms' music on the background,
good start for the day!
The mission is to see the Eiffel Tower

Walked through Louvre
to the left bank

Quick visit to Au Bon Marché

Au Bon Marché
- beautiful department-store design by Eiffel
. Église du Dome des Invalides
- built in the late 1600
- Napoleon's tomb
Tour Eiffel
-built between 1887-1889 for the Exposition Universelle
World's Fair
by Gustave Eiffel
- meant to built down after the exposition
- the tallest building on earth since 1931
. 319m , 1665 steps
Tried to have lunch at Alain Ducasse's Jules Verne restaurant,
but no luck without a reservation.
At the reception the man told
that it's worth to try because not always everyone shows up
Crossed the river via Pont d'Iena,
found a small bistro for lunch
Aux Marches du Palais
Had the daily menu including white wine

Delicious vegetable soup
Grilled cod with brown rice and creamy sauce
- very good!
Skipped the dessert!
Rating: 4/5
- lots of locals having lunch
- good service
- cuisine traditionelle, Maison sérieuse
Aux Marches du Palais
5, rue de la Manutention
75116 Paris
Arc de Triomphe
- completed in 1836
Paid a visit to a trendy department store Colette
- yeah, right, trendy but not for my age any more
213, rue St-Honore
75001 Paris

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